ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Thursday, August 17, an event is offering support to healthcare workers for one of the most difficult parts of their jobs.
UP Health System Hospice will host Caring Connections at Bay College’s Joseph Heirman University Center (JHUC). Caring Connections is a group where healthcare professionals can work through the grief they often experience in their high-stress jobs.
According to UP Health System Hospice account executive Rachel Camp, it can be challenging to express such intense emotions to people outside the healthcare field. Caring Connections is designed to be a resource for doctors, nurses, aids, and all other healthcare workers to talk about loss, the bereavement process, and their experiences with others in their profession.
“We can go from one room where we’re dealing with severe grief and loss—someone’s dying, someone’s really sick—to the next room where it’s joy and someone’s giving birth,” Camp said. “That level of emotional regulation is really difficult. We just want to be there to create a space for everyone to talk about and create those caring connections.”
UP Health System Hospice is offering two sessions on Thursday–one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 3:30 p.m–in JHUC 901. Camp says organizers hope to make it a monthly event.
Anyone with questions about Caring Connections can contact Camp at rachel.camp@lhcgroup or (906) 280-9815. It is open to healthcare professionals outside of UP Health System.